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A big key to successful round of golf is getting off to a great start on every hole. Top PGA Professionals give you advice and hands-on tips on how to lower your scores by being more effective from the tee box.
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Suzy Whaley, PGA Director of Instruction at Suzy Whaley Golf, identifies some common problems with the swing and shows how women golfers can properly generate more power out of the golf swings.
Like most amateurs who don't play regularly -- and haven't had lessons from a PGA Professional -- I hit a left-to-right shot. Call it a cut, power fade, whatever. But I'm prone to the occasional ugly slice into the woods.
Jim Furyk's unorthodox swing may not be particularly "pretty" when compared to a classic swing: the likes of, say, a Bobby Jones or a Ben Hogan. But here's the thing -- it's been pretty effective for Furyk, who won Sunday's RBC Heritage playoff at Harbour Town.
Chris Czaja, PGA Teaching Professional at Boca West CC, offers advice on how to hit the ball with more control and find the fairway more successfully.
Holly Taylor, Head PGA Professional at the PGA Golf Club, offers a drill to help ensure that you'll generate the proper swing speed for optimal distance.
Brandel Chamblee and Rick Martino talk about a number of possibilities of golf balls for use, and PGA Teacher of the Year Laird Small demonstrates the difference between distance and spin balls and the performance characteristics of both.
This year's Honda Classic had seemingly more wrecks then a NASCAR race, but it sure was interesting to watch. Congratulations to Russell Henley for surviving - and thriving when it mattered most - to win this year's championship.
Do you have trouble keeping your arms and elbows in the correct position during your swing? Do you even know what the correct position looks like? PGA Professional Bob Hite offers this simple drill using a range ball bucket can help!
This simple drill from PGA Professional Bob Hite using a frisbee can help correct your club face and therefore your direction off tee box during your golf swing. Give it a shot, or go see your local PGA Professional for more instructional help!
Do you have tendency to slice to golf ball? You're not alone. PGA Professional Eric Hogge offers a quick tip to think about during your swing that may help fix one of the most common trouble areas.
Suzy Whaley, Teaching Professional at TPC River Highlands, identifies some common problems with the swing and shows how women golfers can properly generate more power out of the golf swings.
David Donatucci, Director of Fitness for the PGA of America, demonstrates some exercises that can benefit your hip and shoulder turn.
Suzy Whaley, Teaching Professional at TPC River Highlands, demonstrates how to get into the proper athletic position and shift your body during the swing to maximize distance.
National PGA Teacher of the Year Gary Wiren offers a great warm-up routine by making half swings with two wedges, then gradually increasing to full swings, and stretching with your driver behind lower back and shoulders.
PGA Professional Ron Philo Jr. gives you some tips on how you can hit more fairways with your tee shots.
Kevin Weeks, Director of Instruction at Cog Hill, offers advice to improve your distance and accuracy by enhancing your shoulder rotation while maintaining correct balance and impact position.
PGA Professional Kammy Maxfeldt explains how to acheive more power in your swing by improving your lower body and shoulder turn.
Joe Plecker, PGA Director of Instruction at Baltimore Country Club shows how to hit both a low and a high shot off the ground with your irons.
Steve Bosdosh, PGA Director of Instruction at The Members Club at Four Streams, discusses how you can improve your backswing rotation. Bosdosh shows the improper way to hit the shot and then reveals the correct impact position to drive the ball farther.
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